What’s the Right Sized Vehicle For Me?

“ I work in a large metropolitan area. I’ve been exploring adding lateral sewer lining to my business but many suppliers want me to buy their equipment housed in a 20’ trailer and while it looks very efficient with everything organized inside, it’s too big to pull through the streets of Philadelphia where I perform most of my work. Philly is an old city and the streets are narrow with cars parked on both sides of the street and trying to get a trailer plus a truck pulling it into a neighborhood is just too tough. I see you advertise a cargo van that you say holds all the equipment I need to line pipe but am concerned that you can’t get all the equipment inside that I will need to do the work. What are you leaving out or shrinking to get all the things I need to perform a job?” ~ Bill

Every contractor has different needs. Parking space is a big factor for you while a person out in the prairie of the Midwest may have plenty of room to run a 53’ trailer and semi to perform a job. Let’s go through what’s in the vehicle so you know what’s there and how we’re able to provide all the equipment needed to line pipe.

  • First and foremost is our calibration roller designed to process 2” through 8” lining material. The table is 4’ long and 21” wide that will handle up to 8” lining material. At one end of the table is our calibration roller.
  • Also on board is a small pancake compressor that drives a vacuum generator that is used for vacuum impregnation.
  • Above the table is a tender to handle a roll of lining material and we’ve marked the lining material with actual lengths so you can use these markings to determine the actual length of liner you need.
  • Also included in the van is our scale to weigh out the resin quantities you need for the wet out.
  • We also have a drill on board to drive a mixing bit that’s included to mix the resin.
  • Other components onboard are a power inverter that produces 3500 watts of power,
  • a Renssi drain cleaning machine to prepare the pipe for lining,
  • a garden hose to flush any roots removed by the Renssi machine, and
  • a CCTV camera to inspect the pipe before cleaning, after cleaning, and after lining.
  • A hoist is mounted to load and unload a 70 CFM air compressor.
  • Under the calibration table is a space to hold resin pails needed for the job and another tender holds the calibration tube. There is a shelving unit to hold clamps, hand tools, gloves, SLIC™ lubricants, rags, clamps, and various liner sized nozzles and batts.
  • The Quik Shot™, our patented inversion unit, collapses and is strapped to the wall for storage between jobs and has the capability to invert any length of the liner from a unit that stands 3’ high, 22” wide, 14” deep when collapsed.
  • Additionally, there is still room to add our Quik Coating equipment for DWV rehabilitation inside the building as well as enough resin to perform that type of work.
  • Led lighting illuminates the interior with heat and air conditioning provided by the vehicle.

The cargo van can be parked in a standard parking space and all wet out can be performed from that parking space. The wetted out tube can be hauled in a tote to the point of installation that is also provided. This configuration may work for you from the description you pointed out above. For more information contact Pipe Lining Supply at +1-888-354-6464 or write to us at info@pipeliningsupply.com.

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